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Two Years at the Rutherford

13 July 2019

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Two. Years. We’ve loved being a part of the Greenville community for these past two years. Building memories, creating events, and establishing relationships and partnerships across different fields

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What We’re Predicting for 2020 Weddings

9 July 2019

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2019 was (and still is!) all about bold colors (think: navy, blush, and gold), statement headpieces, and greenery everywhere. Every single one of our brides incorporated their personal style into thei

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The Rutherford Logo—Explained

26 June 2019

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The Rutherford Logo—Explained Have you ever wondering what our logo means—and why it means so much to us? When designing our logo, we wanted to highlight the three spaces that define the Rutherfor

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Three Different Spaces = A Whole Evening of Events

23 June 2019

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Three Different Spaces = A Whole Evening of Events Wedding day logistics are stressful! Let any-bride-to-be tell you. There are pictures and decorations and the ceremony and the reception and send-off

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A Unique Way to Eat (or Cater) on Your Wedding Day

20 June 2019

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“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child Making sure that you—and your guests—are well-fed on your wedding day is a top priority. Ask any caterer—food is always s

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Courtyard – Spotlight

10 June 2019

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Our best kept secret.  The Rutherford Courtyard. We’re a little biased, but our outdoor space is our favorite—especially this time of the year! From wedding ceremonies to the reception, there are

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The Rutherford – Quick Tips for Photo Ops

10 June 2019

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With all of the different elements at the Rutherford, photos can be taken in the style that fits your aesthetic. Brick Room Windows A fan-favorite spot for stunning and elegant photos is in our upstai

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The Herticas + Their Sweet Day

7 June 2019

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On May 18th, 2018, I got to experience working my first wedding at the Rutherford.  I arrived at the venue while the reception was still being set up and managed to catch a glimpse of the decorations

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The Pretty Place is Pretty Beautiful!

7 June 2019

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We recently held a reception for a bride and groom who got married at Pretty Place Chapel. Fred W. Symmes Chapel (dubbed ‘Pretty Place’ because of its beauty) is located at YMCA Camp Greenville i

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Meet AUDREY – Our Summer Creative!

25 May 2019

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Hi! My name is Audrey, and I’m a rising senior at Furman University double majoring in Communication and German Studies. I’m originally from Toledo, Ohio, but I absolutely adore Greenville.  I am

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Meet KATHERINE – Our Summer Creative

25 May 2019

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My name is Katherine Valliant and I am a Junior at Furman University.  I am a double major in communications studies and politics and international affairs. I am also a member of the student-run mus

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Time to celebrate with your bridesmaids!

6 May 2019

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Photo by Madison Grae Photography Getting ready to celebrate with your bridesmaids before the big day?! Trying to figure out a way to enjoy your bachelorette weekend without doing the same old Vegas t

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Cue the tears…what song are you walking down to?

6 May 2019

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Getting ready to walk down the aisle, but unsure which song you want playing in that crucial moment? Most brides struggle to determine their wedding processional song, because they want it to be perso

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How to make your wedding more eco-friendly.

6 May 2019

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Want to send a little extra love to mother earth – especially on your big day?? We believe it is totally feasible to be environmentally conscious WITHOUT sacrificing your wedding dreams! It migh

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Who are you inviting to your wedding?

6 May 2019

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Getting ready to send out your wedding invites, but unsure about which information is necessary? Deciding what to put on your wedding invites can get overwhelming, especially when you are busy plannin

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Hello from The Rutherford! Meet our Spring intern!

21 March 2019

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We are so excited to introduce our spring intern who has been working with us this semester – Kaeli Czosek! Kaeli is currently a senior at Furman University getting ready to graduate and typical

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It’s all about the details!

21 March 2019

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While some brides know every detail and aspect they want for their wedding, sometimes it is hard to know what you want your decor to look like, especially when you are starting with a blank slate! It

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Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your first anniversary gift!

21 March 2019

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Post-wedding and already worrying about the next steps as newlyweds? From your first home to choosing anniversary gifts, there is a great deal of practical decisions newlywed couples have to make afte

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When is the best or worst time to take your wedding day photos?!

21 March 2019

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We L O V E looking at wedding photos, especially when they have beautiful outdoor backgrounds and natural lighting that really showcase the couple and the wedding gown. It is natural for brides to be

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We are loving the pampass grass craze!

25 February 2019

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We are in love with the new Pampass Grass trend for those looking into wedding decor ideas!! It offers such a unique twist to your wedding and the material can be integrated in a multitude of differen

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Make your special day cozy!

25 February 2019

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Looking to make your wedding more cozy and welcoming rather than stressful? Try planning your wedding with day-of cozy aspects to make everyone feel relaxed! From hot cocoa bars to decorative rugs, th

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How to blend traditional and modern looks for your wedding day!

25 February 2019

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Most brides know what vibe they want their wedding to give off, especially when they are looking for a more traditional or classic look. However, sometimes you just want to spice up your wedding and g

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Tips + Advice on Honeymoon Planning

25 February 2019

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Sometimes, the best part about wedding planning is developing an idea for your honeymoon. You want the best for your honeymoon, especially post-wedding stress and planning. Don’t know where to begin

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Have you posted your engagement selfie?

21 February 2019

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Tired of the same old engagement selfie? So are we! Instead, we would love to see people incorporate their own personal touches and aim to be as creative as possible in taking pictures of their engage

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A Look Back At The Past Year

1 July 2018

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It’s hard to believe The Rutherford has officially been open for a year now.  This year has flown by and the journey is really only just beginning.  Taking a step back and spending some tim

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Medals of America Website Launch Party

27 June 2018

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At the end of April we were lucky enough to celebrate Medal of America’s website launch at The Rutherford.  What a fun way to see the venue transformed and for such a worthy company. Medals

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Kaycee + Paul’s Wedding Day

27 June 2018

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Kaycee and Paul’s wedding day will forever be one we remember.  The entire event was held at The Rutherford and no detail was forgotten… From the gorgeous gray bridesmaid dresses all the

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Introducing Mary Helen

19 May 2018

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  We’d like to welcome our latest member to the summer team, Mary Helen Ezell. Mary Helen is a Greenville native and a senior at Clemson University. When she’s not working one of the

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All the NESSesities for the perfect launch event

12 April 2018

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While we love the grand occasion of a wedding at The Rutherford, we also love a good launch party… especially when it’s introducing a great cause in our very own town.  Have y’all heard of NESS

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Boho Glam Outdoor Party

12 April 2018

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Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to take full advantage of The Rutherford’s courtyard. We got together with a few local vendors from Greenville to showcase a boho glam look… Perfect for a

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2018’s Drool Worthy Food Trends

2 February 2018

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One of the best parts about weddings, besides celebrating love, is another four letter word… FOOD. We’ve put together some of the top 2018 drool worthy ideas for your reception. You know how peopl

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2018 Wedding Color Trends

2 February 2018

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Remember our list of top Wedding Trends to be on the lookout for in 2018? Let’s take it one step further and explore some color palettes options. Burgundy We might be partial to the burgundy trend

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Throwing Your Best Holiday Party

20 November 2017

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We all hate to admit it, but holiday parties can often feel a bit stuffy and are slightly stressful for those throwing it.  Here are a few ideas you can incorporate in your next event to spice thin

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2018 Wedding Trends to Watch

20 November 2017

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2018 is quickly approaching and the trends emerging are promising a year full of fresh ideas when it comes to florals, dessert, dresses and all of the details in between.  Here is The Rutherford̵

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A Look Inside The Rutherford

25 October 2017

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Watch out, Greenville!  There’s a new venue on the block… On Rutherford Road to be exact.  Located just outside of Downtown, the Rutherford officially opened its doors in July of this

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